We have the opportunity for a 13-month Maternity cover to join our Payroll team in Ashford, Kent. The role will be to deliver a high level of accurate Payroll data entry ensuring confidence in payments made to staff with credible workforce data. As well as consistently deliver an effective and competent level of payroll support.

The applicant must be able to deal with high volumes of work and meet tight deadlines with acute attention to detail. The role will require high levels of data input, monitoring mailboxes and checking quality of data. You must be able to work under your own initiative.


About us

At NECS we are very proud to be part of the NHS England family. We are one of the very few truly customer-owned entities within the NHS. We have grown from our roots in the North East to be an NHS business with customers the length and breadth of the UK and further abroad. Our customer base has diversified significantly over this period, and we are now very pleased to be serving NHS providers as well as commissioners, NHSE regions, Local Authorities, General Practices and national NHSE Directorates.

NECS combines specialist skills and expertise with scale and resilience to achieve required results. We combine core NHS values with a sharp focus on customer care and a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement. We very much see ourselves as a key partner in the future success of the healthcare system and we take our share of the responsibility for shaping effective delivery.

Our people are the heart of our organisation. We strive to ensure they feel trusted, valued, and empowered. We are passionate about nurturing and developing people. When you join us, we want you to grow, and we offer many opportunities for you to do that as well as an excellent benefits package including generous holidays and pension plus free car parking and access to NHS discounts.

For further details contact: [email protected] or [email protected]


Job responsibilities

To deliver an effective and competent level of payroll support and consistently deliver a high level of data accuracy to ensure confidence in payments made to staff with credible workforce data. To support the workforce team in the data cleanse of HR systems and to support in any general office support.


Person Specification



  • GCSE level education or equivalent or relevant previous level of experience.



  • Demonstrable experience working within a pay and pensions environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of input to HR & Payroll systems.
  • Knowledge of MS Office products to include Excel, Word & Outlook.
  • Knowledge of payroll procedures.


  • Experience of working with ESR.

We are looking for a confident Senior Payroll Auditor with a passion for delivering outstanding care. You’ll be working 40 hours a week, making a positive difference to the lives of the people in our care at Cygnet Nepicar House.

Main duties of the job

At Cygnet, we support our people to grow their careers, gain new skills and keep stepping up. Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others every day

About us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs, autism and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 10 000 employees empower 2864 individuals across 150 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a Senior Payroll Auditor to join our team at Cygnet Nepicar House in Kent.

Cygnet Health Care is one of the UKs largest independent providers of mental health care. Cygnet is now looking to appoint a Senior Payroll Auditor to join our Head Office Finance team based in Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks.

The purpose of this role is to lead and continue to build on the current payroll audit, following the yearly audit plan to ensure all payroll companies and sites are tested throughout the year and any risks are highlighted in a timely manner.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Line management of the Internal Audit Payroll Assistant, ensuring all training needs are met and supporting them with the monthly payroll audit testing.
  • Completing monthly audits on the below areas (this list is not exhaustive):
  • Right to work of all Cygnet employees.
  • Enhanced maternity pay ensuring all payments and return to work are in line with the Cygnet policy.
  • Referral bonus keeping a track of all Cygnet staffs referral bonus, ensuring the amounts and payments are in line with the Cygnet benefits guide.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes ensuring all payments/deductions are made and the correct paperwork is in place.
  • Staff existence checking all salaried staff for the Cygnet group are active employees and have valid contracts and DBSs in place.
  • Complete 6 monthly audits:
  • Payroll approvals for the Cygnet Group.
  • Yearly audits:
    • Annual leave buy and sell scheme ensuring all employees meet the minimum requirements to qualify and any leave sold or purchased is reflected in both the payroll and HR systems.
    • Annual leave carried over ensuring any leave carried over from a previous holiday year is in line with the Cygnet policy and authorised by a relevant manager.
    • Minimum wage audit.
  • Ad hoc investigations that may arise from the monthly/yearly testing or the Senior Management team.


  • 2/3 years of either working in payroll or audit experience is essential.
  • Experience in a line management position is desirable.
  • Working towards a recognised accounting qualification is essential.
  • Competent Excel skills are essential for the role.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with other finance teams.
  • Professionally mannered and well presented.
  • Ability to deal with complex queries and resolve in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as being able to manage own workload daily.

The closing date is 07 August 2023

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Payroll Officer to join our busy Payroll Services Department which provides a monthly payroll, Pensions and Travel/Expenses service to approximately 9000 Trust employees.

We are looking for a highly motivated and resourceful payroll professional to undertake this challenging role. Applicants must be able to manage a busy workload whilst functioning as part of a team in order to meet strict deadlines.

Our department endeavours to provide an accurate and timely payroll, and ensures a customer service to a high standard. It is therefore important that you are self-motivated, reliable, numerate and have excellent communication skills.

Applicants must have a high level of secondary education, including Maths and English, at Grade C or above. A Level 3 Payroll Qualificationorrelevant payroll/pensions experience is desirable but not essential.

Applicants must haveknowledge of Statutory Legislation relating to PAYE, National Insurance and all Statutory Payments for sickness and parental leave.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include: –

  • Assist in the maintenance of the computerised payroll and pension system through the prompt and accurate interpretation and transfer of information from source documents, ensuring that inconsistencies are rectified and information held is accurate and relevant.
  • Assist in the checking of output from the computerised payroll and pension systems and make any necessary adjustments before payment is made by matching with prime documents and through the use of exception reports.
  • Ensure that administrative systems are maintained in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the correct calculation and payment of Statutory and Occupational Sick and Maternity Pay, in accordance with statutory and organisational provisions so that employees receive the correct level of payment promptly.
  • Provide advice and respond to enquiries from staff, managers and other departments and external agencies accurately and in a timely manner to ensure the maintenance of good employee relations.
  • Undertake the calculation of manual payments, in order to provide both payments and information to members of staff.
  • Ensure that Pension Regulations are applied and accurate records maintained so that all staff receive correct benefits on termination.

About us

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

The Trust’svision is ‘great healthcare from great people’. Everything we do is guided by our vision and values.

Our vision:“Great healthcare from great people”

Our values

  • People feelcaredfor as individuals
  • People feelsafe, reassured and involved
  • People feel teamwork, trust andrespectsit at the heart of everything we do
  • People feel confident we aremaking a difference

Our priorities

We care about…

  • Our patients
  • Our people
  • Our future
  • Our sustainability
  • Our quality and safety.

As well caring for our patients, our Trust also provides a complete well being package for staff, including Childcare provision, Financial Wellbeing, Car Benefit Scheme, We Care Rewards to mention a few.

Person Specification



  • GCSE grade C or above including Maths and English


  • Level 3 certificate in Payroll/Pensions Administration



  • Experience in a payroll environment


  • Experience in using the ESR system



  • Knowledge of statutory regulations relating to Income Tax, National Insurance, SSP, SMP


  • Knowledge of payroll procedures

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Job summary

Come and join the UKs 4th largest independent provider in neuro and mental healthcare. We proudly employ over 4000+ people -no matter what your experience, we have jobs for everyone. We’dlike you to join us as aPayroll Clerk in our Finance team in Sevenoaks, Kent. This role will be hybrid, 2 days in the office and 3 days working remotely.

Main duties of the job

The Payroll Assistant will support the Senior Payroll Manager and Payroll Managers in processing employee payroll and provide efficient and confidential administrative support to the payroll team and employee. The individual will work with the wider payroll team to ensure timely and accurate payroll processing and support employees with any questions that may arise.

About us

Active Care Group are a pioneering national provider of complex care services, delivering pathways and better outcomes for people. We have a collaborative and holistic approach to care underpinned by proven clinical and therapeutic expertise. We specialise in supporting young people and adults with complex needs to make positive progress and lead happier, more independent lives.

Job responsibilities

What you’ll be doing:

  • The preparation and processing of weekly, four weekly and monthly payrolls including data entry, checking and dealing with employee enquires (shift pay, holiday pay, Tax, NI,
  • Pension etc)
  • Providing support across systems used by the office as requested by the Senior Group Payroll manager including Sage Payroll and Open People.
  • System Transitions – support the migration of payroll from Sage to Open People
  • Data management – cleansing of payroll data to ensure up to date records are accurate
  • Ensuring key data is accurate and up to date on all systems managed by the office e.g.
  • Payroll Input – Starters, Leavers, Data processing
  • Payroll Inboxes – emails and input data
  • Providing Payroll service in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensuring payroll legislation is adhered too.
  • Managing the distribution of P45s ensuring these are issued to leavers of the organisation in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring department email inboxes are clear and up to date and all items processed and filed correctly
  • Assisting with payroll queries and issues, comments and complaints in line with policy and process.
  • Supporting the team performing general office duties e.g. sending correspondence
  • Demonstrating confidentiality and discretion at all times. Ensure GDPR compliant at all times.

What experience you’ll have:

  • Experience in payroll processing in multi-site business
  • Experience of Sage payroll or Advanced (Open People) systems desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Positive enthusiastic approach with a can-do attitude
  • Able to work autonomously and flexibly
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good Excel and all-round IT skills
  • High level of accuracy and good attention to detail.

We also want to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable facilities to participate in job applications or interviews to perform essential job functions. To support this, we are a Disability Confident committed employer.

What to look forward to:

  • 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Birthday off
  • Join the Active Learning Hub and benefit from a wide range of e learning and face to face training and development opportunities
  • Active Reward App giving discounts and savings on your weekly shop
  • Free 24 hour confidential Employee Assistance Programme Helpline &  App to support with legal, health, wellbeing, relationship and consumer advice
  • Nest Personal Pension account
  • Access to join a Medicash Health Plan for you and your family to save money on everyday health essentials – like going to the dentist or opticians
  • We recognise outstanding Active Behaviours via the Active Awards programme
  • Enhanced Sick & Maternity Pay benefits
  • Refer a Friend Scheme and earn yourself up to £1000 by recommending someone you know
  • ……and, of course, the support and guidance of our qualified clinical and business leadership teams so that you can really develop your career with Active Care Group

Person Specification



  • Experience of processing payrolls

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

(SCP22) £29,439 to (SCP26) £32,909 + Local Government Pension Scheme:

Do you want to be a part of a values led, driven and innovative team developing the UK’s first secure school?
Rochester, Kent

Do you want to be part of a determined and innovative team developing the UK’s first secure school?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Payroll and HR Officer to join the People Services and Development Team which will play a key role in helping to create an innovative, inclusive, and therapeutic environment for staff and children alike. Initially the postholder will largely play a hands-on role in a mass recruitment, onboarding and induction program as well as helping the team to set up the payroll and pension arrangement and benefits offer to get the school operational and then as it becomes more established will provide a more broad, professional HR service that is in alignment with our ethos, values, best practise and employment law.


The role and what we are looking for

We are looking for someone who already is, or is looking to make the next step, to being a Payroll and HR Officer. Somebody who is self-motivated, diligent, and willing to learn quickly through trial and error. You will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to help build a completely new organisation that has not been tried before in the UK and in the process, positively change the lives of both staff and disadvantage children in custody or on remand alike.

In your role as Payroll and HR Officer you will fully assist the People Services and Development department with all transactional activities required to manage the whole employee life cycle such as marketing, recruitment and selection, induction, inputting and analysing data for payroll and pensions, supporting Occupational Health referrals, all in alignment with the Oasis Restore ethos and values, best practise and employment law.

We don’t expect you to do this alone. You will have the support of senior HR members of the People Services and Development team as well as an opportunity to collaborate with other HR teams within the wider Oasis family who communicate regularly to discuss ideas and share best practice.

Our Secure School

Oasis Restore is the country’s first secure school that is a proof-of-concept policy initiative funded by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Youth Custody Service. Oasis Restore’s mission is to transform the life chances of children aged 12-18 years in the criminal justice system through delivering psychologically informed, integrated practice that centres on trusted, safe relationships between staff and children. Oasis Restore is a learning community that embeds hope, stability, and opportunity for children beyond the secure school. To read more about us please visit our website www.oasisrestore.org.

Our offer to you

As a newly established subsidiary of the wider Oasis Charitable Trust, you enjoy the benefit of being part of national organisation that employs teachers, youth and community workers, volunteers and supports staff to reach their full potential. Oasis Restore is currently in the process of developing its long-term offer for staff, we are developing this in consultation with our leaders.

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity to create, develop and grow a new collaborative and innovative values-based organisation centred on caring relationships, discovery and community
  • Integrated training, supervision and development including a comprehensive induction program
  • Professional development and personal growth opportunities
  • Support and sharing best practice with the wider Oasis family
  • A competitive defined benefit pension scheme
  • Staff wellbeing resources and allocated time to reflect, plan and thrive at work
  • Family friendly and work-life balance policies and practices
  • Expenses and travel costs (as appropriate)
  • Eye vouchers scheme
  • We are in the process of setting up a cycle to work scheme
  • Free car parking
  • We are in the process of setting up a new employee health care cash plan and employee discount scheme

We are also willing, if requested, to offer 4 day working patterns for the successful candidate with a pro-rated salary or alternatively condensed 39 hours over 4 days.

What are you waiting for?  Apply today

Interested candidates should download the application form from our website www.oasisrestore.org/join-us/vacancies and answer the below questions in the ‘Personal Statement’ section in no more than 2 x A4 pages:

1. Why you are the right person to support the People Services and Development team in establishing a new, values-led organisation?

2. Give us a few examples of how you check your work’s accuracy and tell me about a piece of work you produced where accuracy was essential and what you do if you make an error.

Closing Date: 11pm on Sunday 29th January 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th February 2023

Kent Range 9 (£30,485 – £34,693) :

Payroll Manager required for growing school trust to look after approximately 220 employees.
Wrotham, Sevenoaks

Kent Range 9 (£30,485 – £34,693) :

Payroll Manager required for growing school trust to look after approximately 220 employees
Wrotham, Sevenoaks

Title: Senior Payroll Administrator

Location: Kent

Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 + Benefits

Hybrid: 2/3 days in the office


A leading organisation based in Kent is seeking a Senior Payroll Administrator to join their busy and expanding team.


Senior Payroll Administrator – Key responsibilities:

  • Processing end to end high-volume payroll.
  • Statutory payments – Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, PAYE and National Insurance etc.
  • Processing of Year End procedures.
  • Provide 1st line support for payroll queries.
  • Liaise with HMRC when required.
  • Process Tax Code changes.
  • Ability to process manual calculations.


Senior Payroll Administrator – Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience working in a busy payroll function.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, working within a team and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multi-task.

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We are a specialist Payroll and HR recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business).

These statements together with our privacy notices set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

£35,000 depending on experience:

Sevenoaks School is currently seeking to appoint a Payroll Manager (Full-time, All year round).
Sevenoaks, Kent